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Summer Reading Challenge 2023

School is out, sum­mer is here, and DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library is open! It’s so impor­tant that peo­ple of all ages (adults too!) read and do lit­er­a­cy activ­i­ties all sum­mer long to keep brains sharp. So, bring the entire fam­i­ly All Togeth­er Now this sum­mer, and join our sum­mer read­ing challenges!

Sum­mer Read­ing Chal­lenge: All Togeth­er Now

Patrons of all ages can par­tic­i­pate in the Sum­mer Read­ing Chal­lenge. Pre­reg­is­ter in Beanstack begin­ning May 1, 2023 at dekalbli​brary​.beanstack​.org.

You can earn badges (and a chance at prizes!) by doing the following: 

  • Young Chil­dren (0 – 5): Read books and par­tic­i­pate in lit­er­a­cy activ­i­ties to earn vir­tu­al badges.
  • School Age Chil­dren (6 – 12): Read every day and par­tic­i­pate in lit­er­a­cy activ­i­ties to earn vir­tu­al badges. This chal­lenge is in tan­dem with the 2023 Sum­mer Read­ing Badge Book. Pick up a Badge Book (Eng­lish-Span­ish bilin­gual edi­tion) at any DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library location.
  • Teens (13 – 18): Play BIN­GO on a vir­tu­al BIN­GO card. Earn badges to unlock the BIN­GO badge.
  • Adults (18 and up): Play BIN­GO on a paper or vir­tu­al card to com­plete the chal­lenge. Paper BIN­GO cards are avail­able at all DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library locations.

WIN PRIZES! Free books, book bags, gift cards, Kin­dle Fires, jour­nals, book and puz­zle prize packs, Blue­tooth speak­ers, and more! All read­ing and activ­i­ties must be logged by July 312023.

Sum­mer Read­ing Events

This sum­mer, we’ve got hun­dreds of events hap­pen­ing across our 23 library branch­es! Join us as we kick off the Sum­mer Read­ing Chal­lenge for ages 0 to 5 with a Kind­ness Car­ni­val. Ages 6 to 12 can par­tic­i­pate in the All Togeth­er Now Scav­enger Hunt at any of our branch­es. See our full list of events below.

June 5th, 10:00 AM
Decatur LibraryStorytimesToddlers
Join us for rhymes, stories, and songs.
June 5th, 10:30 AM
Dunwoody LibraryStorytimesFamily (All Ages)
Enjoy stories, fingerplays, and rhymes, along with a little music and movement for the entire family.
June 5th, 11:00 AM
Decatur LibraryStorytimesPreschoolers
An energetic and interactive storytime, complete with stories, songs, and more for preschoolers.